Earsling

No, not something for your ear. Earsling actually brings together the Old English equivalent of “arse“, “ears“, “aers“, and the suffix ling, which is related to the-long of words like “livelong“, “headlong“, and “endlong“. It ultimately means “In the direction of your arse” or, in other words, “backwards“.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s